CIRCA 1492: ART IN THE AGE OF EXPLORATION. Ed. by Jay A. Levenson. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 1991. Published in association with Yale University Press, New Haven. 672 pp. with 784 ills. (678 col.). 32 x 26 cm. LC 91-50590 ISBN 0300051670 In English.
Accompanying an ambitious, multifaceted exhibition comprising a vast array of art works selected to illuminate the character of civilizations in Europe, the Near and Far East, Africa and the Americas at the time of Columbus's voyage, this massive, handsomely illustrated volume features 28 scholarly essays which discuss the artistic, intellectual and spiritual currents in the cultures represented. The collaborative efforts of some 50 art historians, historians and anthropologists are reflected in detailed commentaries documenting 569 works assembled from collections around the world, including Renaissance paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures, maps and decorative art objects; Oriental paintings, calligraphic works, textiles and ceramics; jewelry, gold work, stone carvings, effigy figures and textiles from major cultures in the Americas; Islamic metalwork, statues, carpets and illuminated manuscripts; and African sculptures, masks and other ceremonial objects.
Indexing: Western, Non-Western (Traditional/Native Arts) — 1400-1600 — Several Media
Worldwide Number: 023235
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